A new study commissioned by the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region (CFNCR), with support from The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, and conducted by the Urban Institute and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, shows critical gaps in the availability of housing affordable to a wide range of income levels across the Greater Washington region.
Says CFNCR's president, Terri Lee Freeman:
“Stable and affordable housing for people at all income levels is a goal that our region should be able to achieve. Without stable housing, it is difficult for people to obtain economic security, a quality education, good health and employment,” said Terri Lee Freeman, president of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. “We commissioned this study in order to quantify the needs for affordable housing and inform strategic investments by the philanthropic sector, as well as the public and private sectors. We are optimistic that the study can help leaders better address homelessness and housing issues in their communities and direct resources to those most in need. All people in our region deserve the chance to prosper as our region prospers.”
Click here for the full study.
Click here for the executive summary.